medical center. fans who have been gathering outside the hotel say it's all so devastating. >> i play all of her music. so it was like a shock and it's like a part of me torn. >> it's really sad and surprising. i grew up listening to her music and, you know, i just can't believe she's gone. >> that was leanne suter reporting from los angeles. houston was remembered during sunday's services in l.a., led by reverend al sharpton. sharpton, a baptist minister, called for a national day of prayer in memory of houston. sharpton said decades from now people will have forgotten houston's problems but they will long remember that remarkable, remarkable voice. indeed. and you think back, you know, just in terms of what she accomplished in her career, how many people we have lost to drugs and alcohol. i made a list. just listen to this list for a second. marilyn monroe, john belushi, jimi hendrix, river phoenix, corey haim, heath ledger, chris farley, amy winehouse, michael jackson, anna nicole smith, judy garland, elvis, dorothy dandridge, gerald levert, billy holiday, jim morrison, janis joplin. every generation has a figure like this who just can't beat their demons. it doesn't seem to get any better. it's that life they lead. >> a lot of super bowl champs have that problem, too.